The Science of Doctor Who
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Written byBrian Cox
Directed bySteve Smith
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
ProducersAndrew Cohen
Milla Harrison-Hansley
Running time60 minutes
Original networkBBC Two[1]
Original release
  • 14 November 2013 (2013-11-14)[1]

The Science of Doctor Who is a televised lecture by physicist Brian Cox discussing the nature of space and time as related to the science fiction series Doctor Who. Cox covers topics including the nature of black holes, time dilation, time as a dimension in which to travel and the possibilities of alien life. The lecture is held at the Royal Institution's lecture hall and interspersed with small segments of Cox on the TARDIS with the Eleventh Doctor, played by Matt Smith.[2][3][4]

Home media

The lecture was released on DVD and Blu-ray on 8 September 2014 as an added extra on the limited edition Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Collection Boxset, where it was re-titled A Night with the Stars: The Science of Doctor Who.


  1. ^ a b "BBC – Media Centre – Programme Information – The Science of Doctor Who". BBC. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
  2. ^ "The Science of Doctor Who – TV review". The Guardian. 15 November 2013.
  3. ^ McAlpine, Fraser. "Professor vs. Doctor: It's A Science-Off!". BBC America.
  4. ^ "The Science of Doctor Who: Prof Brian Cox gives fans the time of their". The Independent. 15 November 2013. Archived from the original on 18 June 2022.